I had the opportunity to go with some other teams. But I didn't consider those teams to be contenders, and I was right.

-Pedro Martinez
Pedro Martinez

I don't go out there expecting no-hitters or anything like that. I go out there trying to make things happen, actually expecting them to hit the ball, but where I want, not precisely where they want to. That's what happened today, and I was lucky enough to be flirting with a no-hitter.

Pedro Martinez
I just guess I have to give them credit, ... For them to actually take advantage of my mistakes and hit them out - it wasn't just playing the game hard, but also to keep their concentration level so high that every time I made a mistake - they were my mistakes � that they hit them out.
Pedro Martinez

We want him to pitch as much as possible.

Pedro Martinez
Because I want to have my arm in good shape, I need to have my legs in good shape. Without a leg, there is no arm.
Pedro Martinez

Before, if I wasn't in baseball, I wanted to become a doctor.

Pedro Martinez
Giles actually put something else in my coconut to learn from. He ran like somebody was chasing him.
Pedro Martinez

Oh believe me, I was fully aware and I tried as hard as I could,

Pedro Martinez
If the shortstop makes an error, I am responsible. I let the batter hit the ball.
Pedro Martinez

Baseball is a game of the soul.

Pedro Martinez
I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do.